Variant Coefficients of Lagging and Implications for Conveyor Design

What will I learn by reading the white paper to improve my business?

  • This white paper will review a technique for measuring lagging friction coefficients under typical conveyor belt pressures and discuss the surprising results.
  • An improved method for calculating conveyor drive capacity will be presented which provides the user with improved accuracy and confidence. Since tension commonly guides the selection of the belt minimum tension rating, reducing it may save on belting costs.
  • Depending on the length of the conveyor, large savings may be possible by selecting a lower tension rated (and less expensive) belt and choosing instead to invest in a larger diameter pulley and ceramic lagging.